Search Museum of the Moving Image

Henson Screenings & Special Programs


Jim Henson and his puppets made their television debut in 1958, on a local station in Washington, D.C. Throughout the 1960s, Henson and the Muppets rose to national prominence on variety shows, talk shows, and Sesame Street. This led to the phenomenally successful The Muppet Show in the 1970s and a series of feature films, including The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and The Great Muppet Caper. In the 1980s, Henson explored new directions in television and film with series like Fraggle Rock and The Storyteller and films like Labyrinth. In conjunction with the exhibition Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, these matinee screenings celebrate both the childlike wonder and the sophistication of Jim Henson’s artistry in films and television programs that are entertaining for all ages. Programs will continue in October, through the entire run of the exhibition, which closes on March 4, 2012.

This series is organized by Museum of the Moving Image, in partnership with The Jim Henson Legacy, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Irena Kovarova. It includes programs from the touring series Muppets, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy.

Take advantage of our family memberships which offer unlimited admission to the Museum’s galleries and regular screenings, reservation privileges, exclusive discounts on children’s birthday parties and much more!